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KEISER Renews Silver Sponsorship with the FBA, Pioneering Human-Centered Fitness Innovation

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - December 27, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is delighted to announce that KEISER is renewing its Silver Sponsorship.

A pioneer at the intersection of human physiology and engineering excellence, KEISER’s commitment to elevating performance through cutting-edge, human-centered machines aligns seamlessly with the FBA’s mission to advance the fitness industry.  

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ISSA and the FBA Forge Strategic Partnership for Fitness Industry Advancement

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - December 28, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement with the International Sports Sciences Association  (ISSA), a global leader in fitness education and certification. 

Josh Leve, founder and CEO of the FBA, expressed his excitement about the strategic partnership, stating, "We are thrilled to join forces with ISSA to bring together the expertise of two industry leaders. This strategic partnership aligns seamlessly with the FBA's mission to empower fitness professionals and businesses globally. Together, we will elevate education, standards, and opportunities within the fitness community."

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Gym Site Solutions Joins the FBA as a Silver Sponsor

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - December 19, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) proudly welcomes Gym Site Solutions as a Silver Sponsor, reinforcing its commitment to providing top-tier  solutions for the entire fitness industry.

Gym Site Solutions, a leading provider of innovative gym websites, lead generation tools and fitness marketing campaigns, joins forces with the FBA to empower fitness professionals with cutting-edge web, print and marketing solutions.

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SportsArt Renews Gold Sponsorship with the FBA, Leading the Way in Sustainable Fitness

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - December 13, 2023)  – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is pleased to announce SportsArt's renewal of their Gold sponsorship; a trailblazer in sustainable fitness  solutions. 

With over 40 years of innovation in designing and manufacturing premium fitness equipment, SportsArt continues to be a driving force in promoting environmental consciousness within the fitness industry.

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Insurance Canopy Joins FBA as an Exclusive Platinum Sponsor

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - November 9, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is excited to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Insurance Canopy, a premier provider of liability insurance solutions. Insurance Canopy has joined as an Exclusive Platinum Sponsor, offering FBA members a unique opportunity to secure invaluable coverage starting at just $12.50 per month or $129 per year.

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WRKOUT Joins the Fitness Business Association as a Silver Sponsor

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN - November 7, 2023) – The Fitness Business Association (FBA) is proud to announce that WRKOUT, the platform changing the way wellness professionals make and monetize recommendations, has officially joined the association as a Silver Sponsor, strengthening their commitment to the health and wellness industry.

WRKOUT Store enables health, wellness, and fitness professionals to recommend products they know and love to their clients, friends, and family—and earn cash rewards from each sale. They can choose from an ever-growing selection of fitness equipment, vitamins, supplements, accessories, apparel, and more to unlock a new revenue stream and leverage their expertise in a new way.

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SUCCEED! Attains Unprecedented Triumph, Exceeding Expectations

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, August xxx, 2023) - SUCCEED! the FBA Virtual Conference & Expo, one of the most eagerly anticipated virtual fitness conferences of the year, has concluded with resounding triumph and surpassing expectations.

This groundbreaking virtual conference brought together thousands of entrepreneurs, fitness professionals, studios/gyms and industry leaders from across the globe for an unforgettable experience. With attendees hailing from over 20 countries, SUCCEED! proved to be the ultimate convergence of knowledge, innovation, and networking opportunities, offering an unparalleled virtual platform that transcended geographical barriers.

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Brand New Reports Coming Soon!!!

2019 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

The 2019 report is our most ambitious yet, including a financial breakdown of studios by region, studio type, and size to get the most accurate data possible.

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2019 Fitness Studio Trend Report  

To ensure a variety of feedback, AFS canvassed its Advisory Council, vendor partners, and leading studio and gym operators to reveal their top trends for 2019!

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2018 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

From coast to coast, the 2018 report canvassed the US to get the most accurate data possible. The 2018 report shows the studio market continues to thrive and become increasingly revenue efficient.

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2018 Fitness Studio Trend Report 

To ensure a variety of perspectives AFS canvassed it’s Advisory Council, Vendor Partners, and leading studio operators on trends they see growing or continuing in 2018. 

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2017 Fitness Studio Operating & Financial Benchmarking Report 

The 2017 Report has expanded the reach of respondents to mirror the expansion of AFS and the studio business. A full 30% of respondents to this year’s survey are from non-U.S. locations.

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Marketing Best Practices Research Report 

We surveyed hundreds of studio owners across the country, identified the successful strategies, and provide them to you in this first-ever research report! 

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